Mr Kanna Gnanalingham

Mr Kanna Gnanalingham

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Year Qualified


Clinical Interests

Mr Gnanalingham is the lead consultant for Pituitary surgery in Manchester and introduced the endoscopic approach in the region for adults and children. He offers a fellowship in endoscopic pituitary and anterior skull base surgery.

With respect to the spine, he has a preference for minimally invasive, 'key hole' spinal approaches that minimise tissue trauma, blood loss, post-operative pain and quicker post-operative recovery.

Professional Profile

Consultant in Neurosurgery in Manchester, with a specialist interest in pituitary, anterior skull base and spinal surgery. He undertook Neurosurgical training in London, including specialist training in pituitary and spinal surgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He learned minimally invasive techniques at several centres in the UK and US and was appointed as a Consultant at the MCCN at Salford Royal Foundation Trust in 2005. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester.

- Consultant in Neurosurgery, (Manchester, UK)
- Honorary Senior Lecturer (University of Manchester, UK)
- Honorary Senior Lecturer (Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK)

- CCST in Neurosurgery - General Medical Council, UK, 2004
- FRCS SN - Royal College of Surgeons London, 2003
- MBChB (Hons) - Manchester University, 1996
- PhD in Neuropharmacology - King’s College London, 1993
- BSc (Hons) in Anatomy - Manchester University, 1990

Research Interests

Mr Gnanalingham has a strong interest in clinical and basic science research in Neuroscience, qualified to a doctorate level, with over 100 peer reviewed publications. In recognition of his expertise, Mr Gnanalingham is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings and conduct workshops for spinal and pituitary disorders.